Rest in peace, Black Wreath's masculinity.
The first issue seemed like a watered down pg-13 version of Garth Ennis' Punisher MAX. Hopefully this picks up.
Wasn't really that watered down.
What did you think of it?
@debelindzo: Yes, Batman probably did influence Miller, but not in the same way Miller's work would influence later Batman writers. Jim Starlin's Batman had a lot more in common with Frank Millers Daredevil then Miller's Daredevil had in common with O'Neill's Batman. O'Neill's Batman was darker in the same way that Gerry Conway's Spider-Man(in the 70's Spider-Man was a much more serious book then it is today), or Fleisher's Daredevil was Dark. Frank Miller and Alan Moore are considered the godfathers of the dark and gritty street level genre, and they heavily influenced most of the writers that came after them.
You should read more Daredevil if you haven't read him since the 90's. He had some of the best comics throughout the 00's
V for Vendetta and Hellboy 2 would both be in my top ten as well.
Miller's original Daredevil run was 1981-1983. He started on the book as a artist in 1979 but didn't take over as writer until Daredevil #168.
The X-Men are in the right place. The Proteus Saga was one of the first comics where we saw a protagonist (Colossus) left with no choice but to kill the enemy. Although, it was hinted that Wolverine had killed before that, but it was never actually shown on panel. After the comics code was re-done, we saw Claremont tackle many mature themed issues.
You forgot Frank Miller's Daredevil. It featured the death of Elektra, drug abuse, kids using guns, child solders, children dying, and it was probably the first comic to show a protagonist contemplating suicide.
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